Rays vs. Twins Saturday Prediction
After a high-scoring game on Friday night, will the Tampa Bay Rays and Minnesota Twins have more of a pitcher's duel on Saturday afternoon?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, July 14, 2018
2:10 p.m. ET, Target Field
TV: TB (FS SUN); MIN (FSNO)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Twins as a -136 favorite. As of this writing, 57% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Twins to beat the Rays on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Rays' Archer lasts just 3 1/3 innings in return from DL
Back from the disabled list, Chris Archer gave up three runs and six hits in 3 1/3 innings versus the Tigers on Monday. It looks like Archer could have used a second rehab start. The Rays, though, were hopeful of getting four or five quality innings from him tonight. It obviously didn't materialize, but he should still be stronger next time out. It's probably worth having him active with the Twins up next.
Twins' Berrios strikes out eight in victory
Jose Berrios limited the Royals to a run over seven innings to pick up his ninth win Monday It's the first time all year that Berrios has gotten to feast on the Royals, and he took advantage, finishing with an 8/0 K/BB ratio after coming in at 5/6 in his previous two starts. It's the eighth time this season he's allowed one or no runs.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rays have lost seven of Archer's last nine starts coming off four days of rest.
The Twins have won six straight versus the American League East and eight of their last nine overall.
On the surface, the under looks like a great play with Archer and Berrios taking the hill for their respective teams. That said, James Hoye has been a profitable 'over' umpire this season, cashing the over in 11 of his 17 games behind the dish. The over is also 4-1 in Archer's last five starts versus the Twins and 23-8 in the last 31 meetings between these two clubs overall.
The Pick: Rays/Twins over 8